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Beyond the Driving Test

We Partner with You to Teach Teens How to Drive Safely.

Because automobile accidents are the No. 1 killer of teens in America, and yet they are so preventable, we are committed to partnering with educators to ensure they have the resources to adequately teach young drivers about car safety and maintenance. 

Did you Know?
Less than 50% of teens and their parents feel driver's ed prepared them fully to drive.

of teens feel driver's education completely prepared them to drive.
of parents feel driver's education completely prepared teens to drive.

Partners in Promoting Safety

When it comes to road safety, you can't control the other drivers or road conditions, but one thing you control is proper maintenance of your vehicle and tires. Here are some things to go over with your teen driver.

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Proposed Tire Safety Curriculum
Recommended Driver's Ed Classroom and In-Car Curriculum

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Road Readiness: Glove Box Guide
A handy car and tire safety tip sheet to keep in teen's cars.

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The State of Tire Education
What teen drivers need to know beyond the driving test.

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Teens Safety Material In The Classroom

Get These Helpful Teaching Resources
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Proposed Tire Safety Curriculum
Recommended Driver's Ed Classroom and In-Car Curriculum

Download
Screen_Shot_2016_03_14_at_2_17_31_PM.png

Road Readiness: Glove Box Guide
A handy car and tire safety tip sheet to keep in teen's cars.

Download
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The State of Tire Education
What teen drivers need to know beyond the driving test.

Download

Upcoming Conferences

Apr
02
ADTSEA FIA Workshop
Long Beach, CA
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A one-day tire safety workshop.
Apr
03
Lifesavers Conference
Long Beach, CA
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A national conference on highway safety priorities.
Apr
08
ADTSEA Hawaii: Tire Safety Workshop & Aloha Stadium Teen Driver Event
Hawaii
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A one-day tire safety workshop.
Aug
17
ADTSEA International
Portland, OR
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An international conference on highway safety priorities.
Aug
13
AAMVA International
Williamsburg, VA
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This AIC will feature the latest trends in motor vehicles and law enforcement.
Sep
01
GHSA
Seattle, WA
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This conference will address how technological innovations can impact the way we drive both now and in the future.
Sep
01
AAMVA Regional Conferences
Will attend all four regions
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An event designed for attendees to discuss today's relevant motor vehicle and law enforcement issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beyond the Driving Test Resources

What resources does Michelin provide for driving instructors?
Currently, instructors and educators can use any of the materials, photos and videos available on this site. Additionally, the entire recommended tire safety curriculum developed in partnership with ADTSEA is available for use. Additional content is added and updated frequently.
How can I get a Michelin representative to come to my school?
To request additional materials not available on this site or request additional support from a Michelin representative, please visit the "Contact" tab within this page and fill out the form. A representative will respond to your request as promptly as possible.

Beyond the Driving Test Campaign

What is the aim of Michelin's new initiative?
Automobile accidents are the number one killer of teens in America. We believe that with more comprehensive driver’s education, especially around tire safety education, we can reduce the chances of teen car crashes. That is why Michelin and FIA are launching an effort to transform the way we prepare new drivers, including mobilizing parental involvement, encouraging peer education and working state-by-state to update driver's education curricula.
Why is Michelin doing this now?
We’ve partnered with the FIA to help them achieve their mission of saving the lives of five million people on the world’s roads by the end of the decade. While considering areas to make a maximum impact, we realized that there was a real opportunity to look at driver’s education in the U.S. To address the safety gap in the current U.S. driver’s education curriculum, Michelin and FIA are launching an effort to transform the way we prepare new drivers, including mobilizing parental involvement, encouraging peer education and working to update the state-by-state Department of Motor Vehicles education curricula.
What specific steps is Michelin taking to address this issue?
We are taking a three-pronged approach. First, we are calling for all 50 states to include comprehensive tire safety information in driver’s education materials and programs by 2020, and we’re offering to help them develop the materials to ensure they have the best, up-to-date information as it pertains to proper tire safety and maintenance. Second, we are supporting teen-to-teen education, sponsoring a series featuring well-known teen YouTube celebrities with large teen audiences and going into high schools across the country to teach tire safety lessons. Finally, we will be actively working to build relationships with key road safety stakeholders and influencers like ADTSEA, AAMVA, GHSA, etc.
What evidence do you have that teens need this tire education? Do you have data that shows that teens are dying on the roads because they lack tire education?
While we don’t have data that shows the number of deaths, according to a NHTSA study conducted in 2012, 9% of the more than 2 million recorded crashes experienced tire problems before the accident. That number increased to 12% with inexperienced drivers behind the wheel. In addition, 26% of these tire related crashes were due to low tread depth while 32% had improper tire pressure. It is not much of a leap to realize that had these drivers been better aware of the condition of their tires, they may have avoided these crashes.